Over 50s Lifestyle

The benefits of Travel for Women 50+

September 4, 2020
The benefits of Travel for Women 50+

Today we are talking travel and whilst COVID-19 has disrupted our travel plans we can still dream about travelling and hopefully in the not to distant future. I’m delighted today to introduce my Guest, Christine Aldred from Booming On.

In this episode of Conversations with Women Living Well After 50, Christine discusses her passion for travel.

Christine shares her Top Tips for the Beginner and Seasoned Traveller, how Travel enriches our lives, how to cope when travel doesn’t go to plan and travel post COVID-19.

There are so many benefits travel brings to our life and after 50 we have the time to explore and experience new adventures. In a previous post my guest, Annette wrote how she regularly travels alone and it is an exploration of self-discovery and self-awareness.

The benefits of Travel for Women 50+

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” ― Henry Miller ‘

My husband and I love travelling and have been very fortunate to have visited many countries. I’ve written before about How Travel Changes You and in that post I outlined 9 different way:

  1. We learn how others live and their culture
  2. We are taken out of our comfort zone
  3. We learn the art of Communication
  4. We learn patience
  5. We learn to be more open-minded
  6. We enjoy new food experiences
  7. We create lasting memories
  8. Travel enriches our life
  9. We learn gratitude and appreciation

The questions I asked Chrisinte during our Conversation

Here are the questions I put to Christine and perhaps you might like to answer them as well and compare her thoughts to your own experiences.

  • When did you catch the travel bug?
  • What do you love about travel?  
  • Where is your favourite destination?
  • Have you had any travel experience where things just didn’t go to plan?  How did you handle the situation?
  • How does travel interact with your blog and writing?
  • Do you think we should be travelling now and can we do it safely?
  • What is your top travel tip for beginners and seasoned travellers alike?
  • Finally, before we finish, I want to ask you a question I put to all of my guests.  ‘What does being a Woman Living Well’ mean to you?

You can hear the full podcast HERE

Or if you prefer, watch the episode on YouTube

Meet Christine

Christine’s a (sort of) retired mum and grandmum and mad-keen traveller living in Canberra, which she considers one of the world’s best kept secrets. She’s a writer, blogger and social media junkie and spends way too much time attached to her computer.

Christine has a compulsive disorder when it comes to taking photos and is never without a camera of some sort. She takes the matter of good food very seriously although she’s a self-confessed lolly addict and doesn’t do enough exercise. She loves every minute of life and wishes the days were longer.

Website: Booming On Facebook Instragram

Are you looking forward to travelling again post COVID-19? Where would you like to visit?

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  • Reply Debbie Harris September 4, 2020 at 08:26

    Oh good! I can’t wait to listen to Christine as I’ve met her in real life and thoroughly enjoy following her blog. You are doing so well with your interesting guests, informative conversations and I’m so happy for you Sue! Thanks so much for sharing your talent and your guests with us this way.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 6, 2020 at 06:37

      Hi Deb, Christine has such a vibrant personality and it was a joy to chat to her about her travels. x

  • Reply Donna Connolly September 4, 2020 at 13:04

    Hi, Sue and Christine- I loved this episode on travel (which is one of my BIG passions). I was delighted to hear your praise for Canada and to know that it is high on both of your Bucket Lists. I’d been honoured to give you each personal tours of Vancouver Island when you make it out this way.
    I also completely agree with Christine’s answer to the final question. Attitude makes a huge difference to whatever circumstances surround us….especially travel! Thank you for another invigorating podcast!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 6, 2020 at 06:38

      Hi Donna, travel is also a passion of mine and Christine has agreed to be a regular guest so I’m looking forward to chatting with her on a regular basis. x

  • Reply Kathleen Aherne September 9, 2020 at 20:18

    CONGRATULATIONS – Sue and Christine, our JULIE has chosen your post to be featured in the next Blogger’s Pit Stop.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 13, 2020 at 13:42

      Thank you so much Kathleen, I know Christine will be thrilled. x

  • Reply Sue-Anne Mayne September 17, 2020 at 18:11

    Travel is a wonderful thing and you do learn a lot about yourself along the way. It was great to hear Christine’s stories (apart from the gap year money loss – how awful!!) and it has certainly pushed Canada higher up my wish list of travel destinations. Thanks for a great podcast. x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 18, 2020 at 13:30

      Canada is wonderful Sue-Anne. I’ve visited East and Western Canada and both are worth several visits – pity I live so far away. xx

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